35 Quotes About Controlling Yourself


You can have an amazing life if you are able to achieve self control in yourself. Here are some great quotes about controlling yourself and cultivating the right change in your life.

“A man without self-control is like a city broken into and left without walls.”

“Control your destiny or somebody will.”

“Control yourself or someone else will control you.”

“He who angers you conquers you.”

“He who controls others may be powerful, but he who has mastered himself is mightier still.”

“I am the master of my fate; I am the captain of my soul.”

“If you do not conquer self, you will be conquered by self.”

“If you learn self-control, you can master anything.”

“If you lose self-control everything will fall.”

“In the midst of movement and chaos keep stillness inside of you.”

“It is not necessary to react to everything you notice.”

“No man is fit to command another that cannot command himself.”

“No one can make you jealous, angry, vengeful, or greedy–unless you let him.”

“Not to have control over the senses is like sailing in a rudderless ship, bound to break to pieces on coming in contact with the very first rock.”

“One’s greatest challenge is to control oneself.”

“Prudent, cautious self-control, is wisdom’s root.”

“Rule your mind or it will rule you.”

“Self-control is strength. Right thought is mastery. Calmness is power.”

“Self-control, stop, think, what could happen? Is that what you want?”

“Self-reverence, self-knowledge, self-control–these three alone lead life to sovereign power.”

“Speak when you are angry and you will make best speech you will ever regret.”

“Such power there is in clear-eyed self-restraint.”

“The control centre of your life is your attitude.”

“The highest possible stage in moral culture is when we recognize that we ought to control our thoughts.”

“The main factor behind success is self-control.”

“The secret of success is learning how to use pain and pleasure instead of having pain and pleasure use you. If you don’t you, life controls you.”

“To handle yourself, use your head; to handle others, use your heart.”

“What lies in our power to do, it lies in our power not to do.”

“What man’s mind can create, man’s character can control.”

“When we direct our thoughts properly, we can control our emotions.”

“When we have begun to take charge of our lives, to own ourselves, there is no longer any need to ask permission of someone.”

“You can’t always control the wind, but you can control your sails.”

“You cannot prevent the birds of sorrow from flying over your head, but you can prevent them from building nests in your hair.”

“You have no control over what the other guy does. You only have control over what you do.”

“Your brain shall be your servant instead of your master. You will rule it instead of allowing it to rule you.”

Winning the war in your head means that you are able to achieve control in your own life.

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